Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 8 In Logo & Ukum LGA

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders yesterday killed eight people in two local government areas of Logo and Ukum in Benue State.



Daily Trust reports that this is the second attack within the past three days as six people were killed in the area on Saturday.

The state command Police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu confirmed that four people were killed in Vaase community of Ukum while three corpses were recovered in Anyiin and one in Uzer villages respectively of Logo.

Yamu said the attack was carried out simultaneously at 2am on Tuesday by the suspected herders.

Some locals alleged that the death toll was 16 at the time of this report but the police could not confirm this.

Meanwhile, the State coordinator of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Garus Gololo who had earlier blamed the incessant crisis on continuing reprisals from both warring factions, said the inability of the former governor, Gabriel Suswam to settle the herdsmen was responsible for the fresh crisis.
There were heightening fears since few days ago against the background that the gunmen had raided communities in Gabo, Nenzev and Turan council wards of Logo where the six people were killed.

To this end, the member representing the area at the State House of Assembly, Terna-Kester Kyenge confirmed that the villagers in affected communities as well as neighbouring ones were deserting their homes in droves for fear.

http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/gunmen-kill-8-in-benue/152156.html

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